5 letter word starting with or

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orach noun Alt. of Orache
orang noun See Orang-outang.
orbed imp. & past participle of Orb, Having the form of an orb; round.
orbic adjective Alt. of Orbical
orbit noun The path described by a heavenly body in its periodical revolution around another body; as, the orbit of Jupiter, of the earth, of the moon., An orb or ball., The cavity or socket of the skull in which the eye and its appendages are situated., The skin which surrounds the eye of a bird.
orcin noun A colorless crystalline substance, C6H3.CH3.(OH)2, which is obtained from certain lichens (Roccella, Lecanora, etc.), also from extract of aloes, and artificially from certain derivatives of toluene. It changes readily into orcein.
ordal noun Ordeal.
order noun Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system, Of material things, like the books in a library., Of intellectual notions or ideas, like the topics of a discource., Of periods of time or occurrences, and the like., Right arrangement; a normal, correct, or fit condition; as, the house is in order; the machinery is out of order., The customary mode of procedure; established system, as in the conduct of debates or the transaction of business; usage; custom; fashion., Conformity with law or decorum; freedom from disturbance; general tranquillity; public quiet; as, to preserve order in a community or an assembly., That which prescribes a method of procedure; a rule or regulation made by competent authority; as, the rules and orders of the senate., A command; a mandate; a precept; a direction., Hence: A commission to purchase, sell, or supply goods; a direction, in writing, to pay money, to furnish supplies, to admit to a building, a place of entertainment, or the like; as, orders for blankets are large., A number of things or persons arranged in a fixed or suitable place, or relative position; a rank; a row; a grade; especially, a rank or class in society; a group or division of men in the same social or other position; also, a distinct character, kind, or sort; as, the higher or lower orders of society; talent of a high order., A body of persons having some common honorary distinction or rule of obligation; esp., a body of religious persons or aggregate of convents living under a common rule; as, the Order of the Bath; the Franciscan order., An ecclesiastical grade or rank, as of deacon, priest, or bishop; the office of the Christian ministry; — often used in the plural; as, to take orders, or to take holy orders, that is, to enter some grade of the ministry., The disposition of a column and its component parts, and of the entablature resting upon it, in classical architecture; hence (as the column and entablature are the characteristic features of classical architecture) a style or manner of architectural designing., An assemblage of genera having certain important characters in common; as, the Carnivora and Insectivora are orders of Mammalia., The placing of words and members in a sentence in such a manner as to contribute to force and beauty or clearness of expression., Rank; degree; thus, the order of a curve or surface is the same as the degree of its equation., To put in order; to reduce to a methodical arrangement; to arrange in a series, or with reference to an end. Hence, to regulate; to dispose; to direct; to rule., To give an order to; to command; as, to order troops to advance., To give an order for; to secure by an order; as, to order a carriage; to order groceries., To admit to holy orders; to ordain; to receive into the ranks of the ministry., To give orders; to issue commands.
oread noun One of the nymphs of mountains and grottoes.
orgal noun See Argol.
organ noun An instrument or medium by which some important action is performed, or an important end accomplished; as, legislatures, courts, armies, taxgatherers, etc., are organs of government., A natural part or structure in an animal or a plant, capable of performing some special action (termed its function), which is essential to the life or well-being of the whole; as, the heart, lungs, etc., are organs of animals; the root, stem, foliage, etc., are organs of plants., A component part performing an essential office in the working of any complex machine; as, the cylinder, valves, crank, etc., are organs of the steam engine., A medium of communication between one person or body and another; as, the secretary of state is the organ of communication between the government and a foreign power; a newspaper is the organ of its editor, or of a party, sect, etc., A wind instrument containing numerous pipes of various dimensions and kinds, which are filled with wind from a bellows, and played upon by means of keys similar to those of a piano, and sometimes by foot keys or pedals; — formerly used in the plural, each pipe being considired an organ., To supply with an organ or organs; to fit with organs; to organize.
orgue noun Any one of a number of long, thick pieces of timber, pointed and shod with iron, and suspended, each by a separate rope, over a gateway, to be let down in case of attack., A piece of ordnance, consisting of a number of musket barrels arranged so that a match or train may connect with all their touchholes, and a discharge be secured almost or quite simultaneously.
oriel noun A gallery for minstrels., A small apartment next a hall, where certain persons were accustomed to dine; a sort of recess., A bay window. See Bay window.
oriol noun See Oriel.
orion noun A large and bright constellation on the equator, between the stars Aldebaran and Sirius. It contains a remarkable nebula visible to the naked eye.
orlop noun The lowest deck of a vessel, esp. of a ship of war, consisting of a platform laid over the beams in the hold, on which the cables are coiled.
ormer noun An abalone.
orpin noun A yellow pigment of various degrees of intensity, approaching also to red., The orpine.
orris noun A plant of the genus Iris (I. Florentina); a kind of flower-de-luce. Its rootstock has an odor resembling that of violets., A sort of gold or silver lace., A peculiar pattern in which gold lace or silver lace is worked; especially, one in which the edges are ornamented with conical figures placed at equal distances, with spots between them.
orval noun A kind of sage (Salvia Horminum).
orvet noun The blindworm.
oryal noun Alt. of Oryall
oryza noun A genus of grasses including the rice plant; rice.